Beautifully restored German 1860s homestead nestled in the Texas Hill Country. Perfect for families - 3-house compound on 450 gorgeous acres. Owned and decorated by top San Antonio designer, this home has been published for it interior integrity and beauty. Poco A Poco has hosted many VIPs; a former Texas Governor, actors, San Antonio business tycoons and many admiring socialites. Luke Perry stayed here when he was filming 8 Seconds. The main house has a full kitchen (incredibly well-stocked) with a cozy living room and fireplace, a wonderful spot for playing games, reading books or just visiting, a lovely dining room with seating for up to 8 people with attaching sitting area. There is a master bedroom and bathroom with tub. Upstairs is a kid room with 5 twin beds. There is a shared bathroom with shower and a lovely master with king. Adjacent to the main house is the blue room – it is a little house with 2 full beds and a bath with shower. There is another house we call the smokehouse (it was originally truly a smokehouse). It has a full kitchen, laundry room, master with a queen and bath with vanity, tub/shower. There is a crib in this house and a sofa in this house that would be perfect for a child. We have a lovely pool, playground, bikes. We are minutes to upscale grocery store, shopping, Boerne/Bulverde restaurants and antique stores. 25 minutes to San Antonio. We are 3 miles to Guadalupe State Park. Also a few miles to Anhalt, a dancehall first established in 1887.
Our grandparents bought and began preserving this property in 1950. Our mother, a well-renowned interior designer from San Antonio has further updated it and showered it with love and gorgeous attention to detail.
margaret walker purchased this estate in 1950
We've celebrated birthdays, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, yearly cousin's camp, a wedding, many a dinner party at our family ranch. Girl's weekends, boy's weekends! Picnics, dinners under the stars. The prettiest sunsets in Texas. We have beautifully groomed grounds. You could spend the whole day lounging by the pool. Once you get here you never want to leave. It is an enclave of relaxation and tranquility. It is simply good for you soul!
It is a decorator's paradise with antiques, intricate textured upholstery, the most comfortable beds, pillows, (all allergen free). Courtney has decorated houses all over the world from London to Aspen to Cabo. Her ranch showcases some of our favorite finds. You could spend the whole day just enjoying her treasures peppered throughout the houses. It's quirky and quaint - most of all comfortable and cozy!
We spent a great four day weekend here for a small family reunion and would recommend this property without hesitation. Rustic charm that has been updated, wonderfully decorated and furnished. Superb outdoor entertaining area with pool, shaded sitting areas, fans, lights, cooking station and a carriage house that has been turned into a great game and play place with billiards, ping pong, card table, darts and much more.
All this in a beautiful hill country setting that feels remote and private but is only minutes from shopping and amenities.
The grounds and acreage are inspiring and beautiful.
Plenty of room for groups and flexibly configured to allow for many sleeping arrangements.
Don't overlook this one.... It's a hidden gem!
Great place to meet with family and escape from the city. Close and far enough from things to sit back and enjoy. Pool was great on the hot muggy days.
This property is one of a kind!! We have rented homes over the last 12 years on a yearly basis and never have we encountered one like this one. First, the home is very well kept and decorated and you can tell that the owners pay attention to detail. Secondly, the amenities that this home offers are endless, starting with the pool, the play barn (ping pong table, pool table etc.) and the trails that this ranch has to offer. Our family enjoyed the morning walks and bike riding while exploring the ranch, the kids loved to go see the horses being fed and playing with the puppies. We did force ourselves to leave the ranch one day to visit the Guadalupe State Park, which is only 3 miles away. While the kids had fun they wanted to go back to the ranch. We all loved that we were able to sit out at night and watch the stars as we drank our wine and beers without the stress from our jobs....Thank you!
My daughters dream was to have an informal wedding in the TX Hill Country surrounded by nature, lots of open sky and her loving friends and family. Poco a Poco Ranch provided all that and much more. The owners made us feel so at home and the ranch was so inviting - a place to truly get back to your roots and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. The bridesmaids (15 of them) stayed at the ranch all weekend and just cherished their time together. The bride and groom were thrilled with the amenities at the ranch and gorgeous photos live to tell the tale. We would highly recommend the ranch to anyone. Thank you to the owners for allowing such a special wedding weekend.
We stayed at the Poco a Poco Ranch during spring break this year. We had a fabulous time and everybody really enjoyed it. My husband and I were there with my children, age 7 and 10, and my parents. My father took several walks with the children on the property and they all enjoyed the experience of discovering something new every day. My husband and I enjoyed playing pool in the separate house in the evenings. We all enjoyed the swimming pool,roasting marshmallows in the fire pit by the pool in the evenings, and the good food that we got at the nearby grocery store( including specialty breads and fabulous steaks). We also enjoyed meals out, nearby or in the neighboring towns, such as Boerne. Another highlight was the visit to the Guadalupe River State Park, a few minutes by car from the house.
About the property itself, we just couldn't be happier. Everything was incredibly well arranged, well thought and perfectly enjoyable. Everything gave us a feeling of discovery about more and more nice things that we found there, and weren't even listed. The house decoration was truly remarkable, and even better than it looks in the vrbo pictures.
I would definitely recommend a stay there to anyone. Again, we couldn't have been happier there. Also, the owners gave us incredibly high attention any time we had a question, and were prompt and incredibly accommodating for everything, beyond our highest expectations. They came up with a moka coffee maker, just because I like Italian moka coffee and then brand new toaster and a food processor. Thanks to that, for instance, we made smoothies everyday with the fresh fruit from the local grocery store.
We all, from age 7 to 82, had a truly memorable vacation there.
Thank you so much again. What a great and relaxing vacation !
We've been going for several years to Hunt to have all the cousins get together. This year we chose Poco a Poco instead, and what a treat it was for everyone! We never left the property except to run into town for more groceries because no one wanted to leave to go to a restaurant.The kids had a bal! They ranged in age from 9 months to 13 years. The 13 year old told me that this was "way more fun than he thought it would be"! We cooked on the open fire and sat under the grape arbor and ate and drank and never wanted to leave. The kids swam and played on the playground and felt free to roam around and explore. I can't wait to go again! The scales of tension and stress literally fall from your shoulders as you sit and soak up the aura of the beautiful Hill Country.
Only 26 miles from San Antonio airport, beautiful, convenient hill country spot, great springboard for exploring San Antonio and the hill country. 38 miles to SeaWorld, 30 miles to Alamo, 26 miles to Schlitterbahn, 20 miles to Natural Bridge Caverns, 1.5 hrs to Fredericksburg and Enchanted Rock, 450 acres to explore, wonderful patio, grounds for relaxing, swimming, playground, badminton court, antiquing in Boerne
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1 night minimum stay
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|Notes||If you have a smaller party, please inquire, we can rent the "main house" for a lower rate.|